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Reporting forestry pests and diseases

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Forestry services

We are still open for business; however, all of our offices are closed to the public until further notice. There may be some delays, but we aim to minimise disruption while we continue to deliver essential services.

Our field staff continue to work and are taking appropriate precautions. Staff entering remote communities to provide essential services are well informed to follow appropriate health and entry guidelines.

For enquiries, call 13 25 23 or email info@daf.qld.gov.au, and for the latest advice, visit covid19.qld.gov.au or australia.gov.au.

All Queenslanders have a 'general biosecurity obligation' under Queensland's Biosecurity Act 2014.

This means that individuals and organisations whose activities pose a biosecurity risk must:

  • take all reasonable and practical steps to prevent or minimise each biosecurity risk
  • minimise the likelihood of causing a 'biosecurity event', and limit the consequences if such an event is caused
  • prevent or minimise the harmful effects a risk could have, and not do anything that might make any harmful effects worse.

If you find an unusual pest or disease contact:

To report any suspected exotic plant pests and diseases, contact either:

Quarantine restrictions govern the movement of plants, soil and farm machinery to prevent diseases spreading from affected areas to unaffected areas.

Learn more about restrictions on moving plants, plant products and related items, including biosecurity zones and maps.